Energy Overview

This page presents a high level view of the U.S. and world energy pictures, from how much energy is used, to what types of resources are used, to where they are used.

For a brief history of energy issues, see Energy History.

For an introduction to energy terminology, and the basic physics and thermodynamics needed to understand energy issues, see Energy Fundamentals.

For a comparison between the vital statistics of each energy resource, see Comparisons.

For key energy statistics, toggle the sections below by clicking the headers.

Energy Use in the United States

Energy Use Around the World

Impacts of Energy Use

Economic Impacts for the United States



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Author: Nick Enge

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Special Thanks: Jane Woodward (Stanford) for introduction to many of these resources.



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